6 Of The Best Speciality Dining Venues On MSC Cruises

6 Of The Best Speciality Dining Venues On MSC Cruises

Known for their distinct style, big, bold ships, and family-friendly amenities, MSC Cruises is the ideal choice for epic holidays at sea! Alongside glittering amenities and activities onboard, the cruise line also homes a variety of simply exquisite speciality dining venues and restaurants across its super fleet of ships – perfect for discerning foodies! 

In this blog, we’ll dive into some of the very best speciality dining venues on MSC Cruises, from delightful eateries ideal for date night to fun eateries that dish up meals with bags of flavour! 

So if you’re hungry to set sail on a cruise that combines awesome adventures and culinary delights, then sit back and read on to discover the best MSC Cruises speciality dining venues! 

1) HOLA! Tacos & Cantina 

Vibrant, fresh flavours can be found in abundance at the lively, super cool speciality restaurant HOLA! Tacos & Cantina. For a little extra cost, you’ll be able to enjoy a whole array of delicious Latin American and Mexican-inspired fare, from tamales and empanadas to tacos and zingy tequila! 

Love nachos and dips? HOLA! Tacos & Cantina even has its own signature salsa bar and fresh guacamole station – perfect for snacking on before your main meal at this friendly eatery. 

You can dive into eats at HOLA! Tacos & Cantina, ideal for fun meals for all the family!, on MSC Virtuosa, MSC Seashore and MSC Meraviglia

2) Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse 

Steak connoisseurs will be in heaven at Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse, an uber-cool, ultra-sleek, extremely elegant speciality dining venue. In the sophisticated atmosphere of this gorgeous American-style restaurant, perfect for an anniversary dinner or any other special occasion you may be celebrating onboard, you’ll be able to taste perfectly cooked rib eyes, sensational New York sirloin, dry-aged Tomahawk and so many more prime cuts of meat. 

Even if you’re not the biggest fan of steak, you can still enjoy a tasty variety of succulent fish dishes and slow-roasted chicken, alongside an indulgent selection of sweet and chocolatey desserts! 

Experience the suave allure of Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse for an extra fee on MSC Virtuosa, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Bellissima, MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Preziosa, MSC Divina, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia

3) L’Atelier Bistrot 

Step into a world of delectable French cuisine at L’Atelier Bistrot, a superb, charming establishment fantastic for elegant nights at sea. L’Atelier Bistrot offers an array of light bites and small plates, such as cheese plates and charcuterie, alongside mouth-watering, classic French dishes, including Steak Tartar, Moules Marinieres, Confit Duck Leg, among other exquisite dishes.  

For something sweet, tuck into world-famous desserts like creamy Crème Brûlée and sharp Tarte Tatin. Appetising eats are all served in L’Atelier Bistrot’s simply sublime locale, a mixture of table settings surrounded by fine art. 

You can enjoy a refined evening at L’Atelier Bistrot on MSC Grandiosa, for an extra fee. 

4) Venchi Chocolate

Chocoholics rejoice! For those onboard craving a sweet treat, Venchi Chocolate is the ultimate destination to ascend to chocolate heaven at sea. The swish venue has its own open kitchen and a wide variety of decadent morsels of chocolate to enjoy, all created by master Italian gourmet chocolatiers, Venchi. 

Sweet treats sold by Venchi Chocolate, for an additional fee, can be found on both MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview

5) Ocean Cay 

Have you really been on a cruise without sampling some fresh fish? 

At Ocean Cay, prepare to swim through an ocean of super tasty fish dishes, like black cod, lobster tail and yellowfin tuna. complemented by perfectly cooked accompaniments and moreish wines. 

To complete your meal at Ocean Cay, don’t miss the restaurant’s tasty and varied dessert menu, which includes ice creams, sorbets, and classic sweet eats such as cheesecake and Crème Brûlée. 

Sample catches of the day at Ocean Cay onboard MSC Seaview, MSC Seashore, MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia. Dining at Ocean Cay does incur an additional charge. 

6) Kaito Teppanyaki 

Experience dinner with a show at Kaito Teppanyaki, a wonderful eatery where you can watch dinner cooked right in front of you by a team of talented, and entertaining, chefs! 

Kaito Teppanyaki has four cooking stations for guests to sit at to see chefs cook over an open grill where they prepare a mouth-watering assortment of hot and cold Japanese dishes. It’s a great spot if you’re looking to make new friends, or just looking for something a little bit different to a traditional sit-down meal! 

Seating is very limited in Kaito Teppanyaki, with room for just 30 diners at a time, so make sure to lock in your reservation for this eatery early if you’re keen to dine here. 

The magic of Kaito Teppanyaki can be enjoyed, for an additional fee, on MSC Virtuosa, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Bellissima and MSC Meraviglia

Speciality Dining Packages

Keen foodies onboard an MSC Cruise can save the hassle of booking individual speciality restaurants by booking one of MSC Cruises’ speciality dining packages. There are a variety of packages available to purchase, from the inclusion of just one or two special dining experiences to unlimited speciality dining experiences, which can be used at any point during your cruise at lunch and dinner. 

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